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Creative Cups Returns

Get out your needle and thread, glue gun, beads, and paint. Creative Cups, the popular, life-affirming fund raising event of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, is back. This is the fourth time that Creative Cups has happened on Long Island and allows artists, breast cancer survivors, their friends, family members and others to use originality and creativity to transform ordinary bras into works of art. Creative Cups celebrates the lives of those living with breast cancer and those we have lost to this terrible disease. All are invited to participate by creating an “art bra” or becoming a sponsor.

Fran Mulholland from Hicksville along with her friend Emilia Goncalves decorated a bra for last year’s Creative Cups. Their bra was themed “Celebrating Another Birthday.”

“The inspiration for this design is the “Making Strides” slogan to celebrate another birthday,” they said. “One important part of the celebration is the self esteem that each breast cancer survivor gets back as a result of breast reconstruction. As the scars slowly fade away, so does the physical reminder of what she’s been through — the upset to her life. She can reclaim her life and celebrate each new day. Here’s to many happy, healthy birthdays to every breast cancer survivor.”

Hicksville’s Samantha Bowen joined with her ETA pledge class of Delta Sigma Pi to design a bra. Their bra is a reminder as to why they fight to find the cure.

“The colors we chose as well as the red rose are apart of our brotherhood. As a pledge class we created our motto to 'Always Aim High.' The purple feathers decorated around the bra express just that,” they said. “We want to accomplish what others couldn’t, and keep our spirits soaring high. A lot of birds have many different meanings. Ravens, for example are a symbol of fate. Fate brought us together as a pledge class and from there we want to achieve higher then others accomplishments. This bra is important to us because it symbolizes how many women we know fighting this battle, how strong and beautiful they truly are. The beads, and small flowers are there to show womanhood and the essence of its real beauty. The ETA pledge class is determined and won’t stop fighting along side their loved ones until there is a cure to end breast cancer.”

Submitted creations must be received by Oct. 15, to be included in the auction/gala (to be held on March 19, 2015 at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY). Those wishing to create a bra are encouraged to sign up early, as entrants will be limited to 200. For more information, guidelines and to register, visit www.adelphi.edu/creative-cups or call 800-877-8077.

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Model Railroad Open House

November 28-30

Popcorn Balls

November 30

Craft Fair

November 30



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